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[texts]Using a Sailing Ship to Estimate the Size of the Earth - Patrick Bruskiewich
During Renaissance times, in City states like Venice, arriving sailing ships were spotted at some distance by eager traders. The earlier their pennants were recognized the earlier the merchants could make money speculating. We now call such speculations the âStock Marketâ and whatâs traded âfuturesâ â on silk, spices, oils and the other luxuries from the far corners of the world. Galileoâs telescope would become popular with traders because it made recognizing the shipâs pennants all the...
Keywords: Estimate the Size of the Earth; Renaissance; Geometry; Venice; Sailing Ship; Traders; Galileo
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